Is UVic housing first come first serve?

Yes, UVic housing is first come first serve for most students. These spaces are limited and successful applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. This accommodation is available for single undergraduate students and for a family with children. Graduate students may apply for on-campus housing.

This means that the earlier you apply for housing, the more likely you are to get a spot. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, first-year students in their graduating year of high school are guaranteed a spot in residence if they apply by the May 1 deadline. Additionally, students with disabilities and international students may be given priority for housing.

Here is a summary of the UVic housing application deadlines for this academic year:

  • First-year students: May 1,
  • Returning students: June 1,
  • Graduate students: June 15,
  • UVic Homestay: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

If you are interested in living in UVic residence, I recommend that you apply as early as possible. Spaces fill up quickly, especially in the most popular residences.